Grimorte are a duo from the United Kingdom that plays an atmospheric mixture of black and doom metal and this is a review of their self released 2020 ep "Esoteric Ascendance" which will be released on Halloween.
A very dark and ritualistic sound starts off the ep along with some clean playing a few seconds later while samples of Aliester Crowley can be heard briefly before going into a heavier direction. Vocals are a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody.
Elements of doom metal can also be heard in the slower sections of the songs while the solos and leads are also done in a very dark yet melodic style. At times the music also gets very atmospheric sounding along with one track also introducing whispers onto the recording and all of the songs also stick to a slower direction, Gregorian chants and keyboards can also be heard on the closing track.
Grimorte plays a musical style that takes the atmospheric forms of black and doom/death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover the writings of Aliester Crowley and a woman's journey into being lulled into the esoteric Pagan and Satanic practices of the Golden Dawn.
In my opinion Grimtone are a very great sounding atmospheric mixture of black and doom/death metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this duo. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Esoteric Ascendance". 8 out of 10.